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Algorithmic policing a threat to freedoms: Citizen Lab report

Briefs | 09/01/2020 5:35 pm EDT
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The use of algorithms and surveillance technologies by police forces in Canada is a threat to fundamental Canadian freedoms, and the country’s laws are not strong enough to ensure the technologies are used within constitutional “boundaries,” according to a report out Tuesday from Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. 

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